National Chairman of Nigeria’s ruling party, APC, Adams Oshiomhole

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Adams Oshiomhole denied a statement issued on his behalf by media aide, Simon Egbebulem on Sunday.

Oshiomhole said he did not approve the statement which accused some unnamed stakeholders of the APC of plotting a vote of no confidence on him.

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In a statement signed by the same media aide, Simon Egbebulem, the APC chairman said he enjoyed a cordial relationship with all stakeholders of the party and would speak on the state of the party when there is the need to do so.

Egbebulem had on Sunday issued a press statement stating that some of those not happy with the reforms being carried out within the party were plotting Oshiomhole’s removal.

But on Monday morning, Egbebulem, who is Oshiomhole’s media aide apologised for issuing the statement without the permission of his principal.

The statement read: “On Sunday, October 21, 2018, I issued a statement on alleged plans by some stakeholders to move against the leadership of the Comrade Adams Oshiomhole led All Progressives Congress (APC).

“I want to state categorically that the statement was not authorised by my principal, Comrade Oshiomhole, and I hereby withdraw the statement. And I deeply regret the error.

“As APC Chairman, Comrade Oshiomhole is enjoying the maximum support of stakeholders of the great party as shown by the reality on the ground.

“Comrade Oshiomhole will speak on the issues affecting the party when there is the need to do so.

“Meanwhile, he is busy giving leadership as the party girds its loins for the 2019 elections,” reads the new statement.